The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog
BY BRUCE D. PERRY AND MAIA SZALAVITZ
This may seem like an odd one to appear on a parenting book list, but this is really one of my favorites in understanding brain development and how childhood traumas can be easily caused by parents or even mental health professionals unknowingly.
World-renowned child psychiatrist, Dr. Bruce Perry, presents a series of heartbreaking stories of children severely damaged by their upbringing and how love and social support helped heal these wounds.
Although the stories are extreme circumstances most of us will not put our children in, they are still very educational as the neuro-development (brain development) is explained in an easy-to-understand fashion.
Everyone, including parents, educator and mental health professionals, will learn a thing or two from it.